Radioactive news 17 august 2011

  • Fukushima children seek nuke protection

    Aug 17 - Children from Fukushima, where a tsunami-stricken plant triggered a nuclear crisis, travel to Tokyo to pressure the government to protect them from radiation.

  • Cracked Fukushima: Radioactive steam escapes danger zone

    Workers at Japan's Fukushima plant say the ground under the facility is cracking and radioactive steam is escaping through the cracks. The cooling system at the plant failed after the devastating tsunami hit Japan in March, sparking a nuclear crisis. But new evidence suggests that Fukushima reactors were doomed to cripple even before the massive wave reached them. RT's Anissa Naouai talks to Dr. Robert Jacobs, a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute.
    Source: RT via

  • Now, #Radioactive Sanitary Napkins??

    It's in the "rumor" stage - i.e. concerned citizens measuring the radiation themselves with their personal survey meters and exchanging information on Twitter (which is by the way extremely suited for the Japanese language because of kanji characters that pack a ton of info and are still considered one character).

    Someone tested the "Unicharm" brand of feminine sanitary napkins, and the survey meter showed 0.15 microsievert/hr on a napkin. The ambient radiation level was 0.07 microsievert/hr (indoors).

  • Better water decontamination key to ending nuclear crisis: Hosono

    Restoration efforts moved on to the so-called "step 2" phase of the road map in July, as plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government acknowledged they have achieved the "step 1" goals to stably cool the damaged reactors and reduce the radiation dose around the site.

    webmasters comment:

    I guess he meant " a key to surviving the nuclear crisis"


  • China: Radioactive contamination spreads far beyond Japan's claims in Pacific waters

    The article said that radioactive substances were detected in a 252,000- square-kilometer area within 800 kilometers to the east of Fukushima Prefecture. It said the level of cesium-137 was up to 300 times higher than corresponding concentrations in waters near China. Strontium-90 was detected at levels up to 10 times higher than those found in Chinese waters.

    "One cannot rule out the possibility that radioactive contaminants have entered waters under China's jurisdiction," the Oceanic Administration was reported as saying.

    webmasters comment:

    800km east, probably also means 800km south etc and that would put Koreas, Phillipines and China in imminent danger of vast ecological polution. China is rightfully concerned and hopefully it will help break the media silence and expose the true extent of contamination.

    Mostly for the sake of Japanese who are fed lies about the contamination of seafood.


  • Gov't, TEPCO reiterate goal to bring Fukushima plant under control by Jan

    The government and operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Wednesday reiterated the goal of bringing all reactors at the plant, which has been hit by meltdowns and explosions, to stable “cold shutdown” by January.

    webmasters comment:

    Oh, i thought that did that allready... bring it to a "cold shutdown"...

    but they later clarified that they need to define what a cold shutdown actually is... So i guess by january they will have a definition for it, is what they meant.


  • Scientists get images of cracks on seabed caused by March 11 quake - Photo

    On the sea bottom 5,351 meters below the surface, a large crack?more than 80 meters long, 1 meter wide and 1 meter deep?was detected by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

    At another point 3,218 meters below the surface, a crack measuring several tens of meters in length and 20 centimeters in width was found.

    JAMSTEC said the cracks were likely formed by the March 11 quake, its aftershocks or unrelated quakes after March 11.

  • Govt eyes N-damage dispute center

    The government plans to establish an organ tasked with arbitrating out-of- court settlements between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and victims of the ongoing nuclear crisis if the two parties fail to reach agreements on damage compensation, according to government sources.

    A group of about 50 lawyers will be assigned to mediate between TEPCO and victims of damage caused by the nuclear accident at the utility's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

    webmasters comment:

    Operation screw the people begins.

  • Mountains of debris stand in the way of quake reconstruction

    The tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake left 22 million tons of debris and rubble scattered across three prefectures in the Tohoku region. No real steps toward restoration can be taken until it is removed. Last month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan's administration at long last introduced a bill to the Diet to place the national government in direct control of the cleanup. Will concentrated efforts to remove the debris now finally get underway?

  • Resuming Tomari reactor a protracted process

    "If we hit a roadblock over this issue and the Tomari No. 3 reactor is forced to suspend operations, Hokkaido also will suffer a power shortage," a senior official at the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry warned recently.

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  • US Government Considered Evacuation of 90,000 US Citizens in Tokyo

    According to Kevin Maher, a US diplomat and the former director of the Japan Desk at the US State Department in Japan, the US government considered evacuating all 90,000 US citizens in Tokyo right after the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

    The book, which is to be published on August 17, is titled "決断できない日本 (Japan that cannot decide)" (Bunshun Shinsho) and was written by Kevin Maher, former Japan Desk director at the US State Department. If the plan to evacuate 90,000 Americans had been carried out, it could have triggered reactions from other foreign governments, and caused panic among the Japanese.

    webmasters comment:

    they did evacuate military personel and that didnt trigger any panic did it? Concerted efforts in contrast to media spins would be actually highly appreciated.

  • 5 Months After Meltdown, Fukushima Citizens Still Face Radioactive Risks

    Five months after the deadly tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japanese authorities have acknowledged that they misled residents about the radioactive dangers. John Sparks of Independent Television News gets an inside look at the area and reports on how citizens are dealing with the ongoing risks.
    Source: PBSNewsHour

  • #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Worker: No Steam Gushing From Cracks, But There Are Many 10-Plus Sieverts/Hr Locations

    The anonymous Fukushima I Nuke Plant worker whom I featured before several times tweets on the information, yet to be substantiated, related by an independent journalist Kota Kinoshita on his blog on August 15. Mr. Kinoshita related the information only because he had heard the similar information from his government source.

    What is that information? That there is steam gushing out of cracks on the ground, and that there are 6 locations that exceed 10 sieverts/hr radiation.

  • Tomari reactor resumes commercial operation - Photo

    Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi speaks at a news conference at the Hokkaido government office in Sapporo on Aug. 17, 2011. The No. 3 reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido resumed commercial operation the same day after Takahashi officially gave her approval...

    webmasters comment:

    this site looks even more prone to disaster than Fukushima.

  • Fukushima plant leaking less radioactive material: TEPCO

    According to the plant operator TEPCO, the amount of radioactive substances leaking from the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 reactors dropped to a maximum 200 million becquerels per hour, from 1 billion becquerels per hour a month earlier.

  • Tomari Reactor Resumes Commercial Operation

    SAPPORO (Kyodo)--A reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido resumed commercial operation Wednesday after Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi officially gave her approval, making it the first reactor allowed to resume full operation since the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.